I received the following information as a blogger via Walt Disney Publications. While I attended an expense paid trip by Disney to the press events for The Good Dinosaur, Inside Out, and Miles From Tomorrowland, all opinions are 100% my own.Earlier this week we posted about RILEY’S FIRST DATE?, a bonus feature on the home entertainment release of INSIDE OUT, along with an interview with Kaitlyn Dias and Kyle MacLachlan who voice Riley and her Dad in the short. Hopefully you also caught our INSIDE OUT coverage featuring interviews with Pete Docter and Jonas Riveras, as well as Phyllis Smith and Richard Kind. Don’t forget that INSIDE OUT is available NOW for home entertainment on Digital HD, Disney Movies Anywhere, and Blu-ray Combo Pack!
Today I’m chatting about our interview with the short’s director Josh Cooley and the producer Mark Nielsen! As I mentioned previously in my other blog posts, this short is available as a bonus feature with the home entertainment release of INSIDE OUT. The storyline is absolutely hilarious, and I’m sure many of you out there can relate, either to Riley, or her parents! In this tale, Riley is now 12. She is innocently hanging out at home with her parents, when a boy comes knocking at the door (yes, that same boy from the first film!). The short asks the question… Can Mom’s and Dad’s emotions handle Riley’s First Date????We had the opportunity to watch the short right there with Josh and Mark. Interestingly enough, they actually came up with the idea of RILEY’S FIRST DATE? while working on INSIDE OUT. Towards the end of the film’s production, Pete Docter and Jonas Riveras asked Josh to start coming up with ideas for a short film to feature on the home entertainment release. Josh pitched several ideas, but this is the one that Pete and Jonas liked the best! From pitch to finish, the short took about 10 months to make.